Summer Days

By Robert Half on May 23, 2017 at 5:12am


The summer benefits workers find most appealing:

39% Flexible schedules
30% Leave early on Fridays
18% More relaxed dress code
10% Activities such as a company picnic or potluck

(Top responses shown)

The summer benefits offered at companies:

2017 2012
Flexible schedules 62% 75%
More relaxed dress code 29% 57%
Leave early on Fridays 20% 63%
Activities such as a company picnic or potluck 17% 28%

(Top responses shown. Multiple responses permitted.)

More than 1/3 of HR managers feel employees are less productive during the summer months.

5% Much more productive
26% Somewhat more productive
31% Somewhat less productive
3% Much less productive
34% No difference

The most common employee behavior during the summer, according to HR managers:

32% Not planning well for vacations
22% Unexpected absences
19% Dressing too casually
15% Sneaking in late or leaving early
12% Being overly distracted/checked out

Source: OfficeTeam survey of 382 office workers and 306 human resources managers in the United States.

Some responses do not total 100 percent due to rounding.

© 2017 OfficeTeam. A Robert Half Company. An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veterans.

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